Perhaps you’ve seen a property that you like and you’re considering making an offer. You’ve got an idea of the market value, and you’d like to make an offer to see if it’s acceptable to the seller. Is it possible to make a verbal offer – just to reach agreement on price? In South African… Read More Must an Offer to Purchase be in Writing?
Buyers these days have a number of options open to them when purchasing certain developments. It used to be the case that, in most cases, a buyer could purchase a plot, or a plot-and-plan. A few years ago, with the reduced funding appetite from the banks, developers introduced a Turnkey sale which the banks were… Read More The Difference Between a Turnkey and Plot-and-Plan
Every country has its’ issues. Yes, we have ours – plenty of them. And we know how to complain about them too. But sometimes we lose focus of what we do have, and how fortunate we are. Over the past month I’ve had the pleasure of hosting a number of high profile overseas clients –… Read More An Overseas Perspective of Life in the Western Cape
Selling your property is an expensive business. There are agents’ fees to pay, and when you buy a new property you have transfer and bond costs as well. So it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. In some cases your requirements may have changed to the point when you have to up-or-downscale – and… Read More Do I Purchase a New Home or Upgrade the One I Have?
When you list your property for sale, especially if the property is your personal home, it can be very disruptive having buyers come through day in and day out. Whilst buyer viewings are an important part of the marketing process, the timing of the viewings can often be an issue. Having your agent phone you… Read More Showhouses – Do they Really Work?